Premier League rivals set for pre-season clash in Bangkok – date, UK kick-off time, team news and how to follow

Premier League rivals Manchester United and Liverpool will meet in Bangkok in mid-July as both sides kick-off their pre-season schedules.

United suffered a tough campaign last term under Ralf Rangnick, finishing a lowly sixth in the Premier League and struggling in all their cup competitions.

Ten Hag is ready to get his Man United tenure up and running


Ten Hag is ready to get his Man United tenure up and running

Now, Erik ten Hag has come in and must revamp the club heading into the new season.

Liverpool, meanwhile, won the FA Cup and Carabao Cup last term but were ultimately left with a bitter taste in their mouths as their Premier League and Champions League title pursuits fell just short.

The Reds have been busy in the transfer market and Jurgen Klopp will be eager to challenge on all fronts again this season.

The rivalry between United and Liverpool goes back years and there are plenty of storylines and subplots surrounding their friendly clash in Southeast Asian.

Man United v Liverpool: Date and start time

This pre-season friendly will take place on Tuesday, July 12.

The match is being held at the 51,000-capacity Rajamangala National Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand.

It will kick-off at 2pm UK time.

Man United v Liverpool: TV channel and live stream

The game will be shown live on MUTV and will likely be on LFCTV too but that is not confirmed yet.

MUTV costs £7.99 a month while LFCTV is available for £4.99 a month. Both can be live streamed via the club’s websites and full details on their coverage will follow.

talkSPORT will have regular updates from Bangkok throughout the day while will be running a live blog for all the action.

To tune in to talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2 through the website, click HERE for the live stream. You can also listen via the talkSPORT app, on DAB digital radio, through your smart speaker and on 1089 or 1053 AM.

Salah and Ronaldo could face off in Bangkok

Salah and Ronaldo could face off in Bangkok

Man United v Liverpool: Team news

Full team news for the game will follow.

Both teams will have players arriving late for pre-season following June’s Nations League games so some may not travel to Bangkok. That will be confirmed later.

United had a quiet end to the last campaign and should have a plenty of their squad to pick from but Ten Hag is yet to welcome any new faces to his ranks.

Liverpool, meanwhile, could give their star names more time off following their FA Cup and Champions League exploits but will also be confirmed.

Reds fans will hope to see new signings Darwin Nunez, Calvin Ramsey and Fabio Carvalho in action.

Liverpool fans will be eager to see Nunez in action


Liverpool fans will be eager to see Nunez in action

Man United v Liverpool: What has been said?

United’s football director, John Murtough, said: “Pre-season tours are such an important part of the squad’s preparation for the season ahead, so it’s crucial to have excellent training facilities and high-quality opposition.

“We’re delighted that we’ll have both these things during our visits to Bangkok and Melbourne this summer, and we’re looking forward to playing in front of our fans in both cities for the first time in a number of years.”

Meanwhile, Ben Latty, commercial director at Liverpool, said: “Pre-season tour is a vitally important time of year for our players to prepare for the upcoming season, and it provides a fantastic opportunity to meet with fans around the world.

“Since the start of the pandemic we’ve been unable to travel for pre-season and so we’re extremely excited to be able to visit our supporters globally once again and compete in games like ‘The Match’.

“This trip to Bangkok will be very special and we’re really looking forward to having many of our supporters with us along the way.”

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